Q&A with author Tracy A. Ball
How would you describe this book to your friends and family?
It’s an interracial romance set in the 1860’s. It’s based on a local legend and an old diary. Without downplaying the severity of slavery, you get a rich love story that is very human and complicated.
What inspired you to write this book?
The legend, the diary and the fact that I have an interracial marriage. My husband and I often wonder ‘what if?’.
What have some of your readers/fan said about your book that surprised you?
I was concerned about how Civil Warriors would be received (it’s different) but the reviews have blown me away! I am humbled to tears by the reaction.
*One of the best books I have read.
*Good intelligent read!!!
*It kept me up past my bedtime 😊
The book is set in 1860’s. How did you prep for this book?
Sooooo much research, lol. I had to be sure every unconventional idea I put into the story was provable.
What can you tell us about some of your characters?
Georgia Anne is a woman of color with education, ability and no desire to be a servant. (You can imagine how that goes over in the 1860’s)
John Richard owns her, and loves her. But, he can’t reconcile the two. (He is a product of his environment and a prisoner to his heart.)
William would buck society to have her, but he would never hurt his brother.
Red Eagle is a Plains Indian who could alter Georgia Anne’s destiny.
Georgie is Georgia Anne’s twin. It’s up to him to save their lives…or not.
Are you planning on a sequel for this book? Why or why not?
People have asked but, John Richard and Georgia Anne’s story is done. I do, however, think about some of the side stories that happened and maybe there will be a next generation sequel. Idk.
What surprised you when you were writing it?
The number of practical examples for my seemingly far-fetched ideas.
And last but not least, because I am a huge fan of movies, what are some of your favorite films?
High fantasy and epic overcoming!
Lord of the Rings (you don’t want to know how many times I’ve watched this), Harry Potter, The Avengers, The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), Pride & Prejudice (Keira Knightly)
About the Author
Novelist, Reviewer, Content Editor, Blogger, T-shirt Wearer, and Professional Snacker; Tracy A. Ball is a native Baltimorean and a veteran West Virginian whose family is blended from three cultures. She has opened her home to foster children, drug addicts, AIDS victims, and anyone who needed an assist. She knows people who have committed murder and people who have dined with the Pope.
Which is why she writes sweet stories about tough love, tough stories about sweet love, and takes long naps.
Her published works include:
Truly, Madly, Kiss Me
An Angel with Dirty Wings
KAYOS: The Bad & The Worse
The Tiger & The Snake
The Right Way to Be Wrong
Left on Marriottsville
The Train Ride
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